Weather: Denmark promised weekend sunshine

A sunny weekend is forecast in Denmark, with just a few showers in the east and south on Sunday.

Weather: Denmark promised weekend sunshine
Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix

The forecast comes at the end of a week with mixed, relatively cold weather, and May snow in some parts just a week ago.

“(On Friday) we will have some sunshine in the east of the country, especially on Bornholm. That aside, there will be rain and showers over Jutland and Funen, which will later spread to Zealand and Bornholm,” DMI meteorologist Klaus Larsen said on Friday morning.

“But it will also begin to clear up from the west with sunshine. It will be a windy day with a mild to moderately westerly wind,” he added.

Friday night will be dry, with temperatures from 3-6°C.

“That is because there will be a lot of wind. In fact, winds could be quite strong,” Larsen said.

“A real weekend of sunshine is on the cards,” the meteorologist said in reference to Saturday and Sunday's weather.

Temperatures are forecast at 10-15°C on Saturday.

“It will be dry, but there will be some wind from the northwest,” Larsen said.

The wind will continue through the night until Sunday, bringing temperatures down to 3-5°C, the weekend’s coldest point.

“Sunday will be sunny again with a northerly wind. We will have some colder air, so it will be around 13-14°C. The south and east will be warmest,” the meteorologist said.

Those areas are also the most likely to see showers, he added.

“The wind will increase throughout the night going into Monday. That means that temperatures in inland parts of Jutland could drop down to near freezing,” Larsen said.

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How much will it snow in Denmark this weekend?

Winter weather arrived in spectacular fashion to coincide with the beginning of December this week. The weekend could bring more snow to parts of the country but probably less disruption than recent days.

Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December.
Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

Recent snowstorms disrupted North Jutland in particular and Denmark in general, and more cold weather can be expected this weekend albeit severe, according to forecasts.

“We won’t see the Ragnarok-like weather we’ve seen in some places recently again this weekend, but it’s now winter weather and it has also snowed in several places overnight,” said meteorologist Frank Nielsen of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

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Cold weather on Friday and a low front across the North Sea will bring clouds and precipitation across Denmark from the west, Nielsen said.

That will materialise as cold rain or sleet in many areas but probably snow in North Jutland, he said.

“There could be between five and ten centimetres of snow north of the Limfjord,” the meteorologist said, referring to the waterway that cuts across the northern part of Jutland, including main regional city Aalborg.

“In the southern part of the country, an equivalent five to ten centimetres of rain could fall,” he added.

Friday’s temperature will be between freezing point and five degrees Celsius, with the north of the country falling in to the lower end of that range and the south the warmer end.

Mist and fog is forecast this evening, caused by various weather fronts moving over Denmark.

That could still be felt on Saturday morning, though it is likely to be a little warmer at 2-6 degrees Celsius. Mild winds could make that fell chiller, but snow is unlikely.

Sunday will see the temperature drop again, to 0-4 degrees Celsisu. Snow is possible, particularly on eastern coasts.

Strong winds in the east of the country and along the coasts will result in a “rather cold 24 hours,” Nielsen said.

Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop below zero throughout the weekend. Motorists are therefore warned to be alert to icy road surfaces.